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Old 03-22-2008, 05:27 PM   #1
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wow couple of months. I know pollen is crazy, and the place were we autox is can be dusty but man. I got about 4~5 piles this big out of my K&N drop in.
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EEEK, makes me wanna go clean mine!
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yeah i've never had that much crap in an airfilter before. Even on the turbo car
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Pitlab77.

I'm in Capitan NM, not too far from you actually. While I believe that Houston has a little more humidity than my location, the blowing dirt, etc has really been much greater the past couple years. I found that my filters were pretty dirty more frequently, so
I started to do a monthly check/cleaning.

Since I got rid of the stock air boxes in my car and truck and went to aftermarket cone-type filters, I also went to the Amsoil filters, they are those new 'nano' eA's which do a better job protecting the intake system as a whole. I was also able to get Outerwears for them.

Those 2 changes have made a real difference in how much dirt does not get to the filters and ultimately into the turbo, etc. I periodically do oil testing and my silicone levels dropped considerably after getting better filtration, then dropped even more after adding the Outerwears.

I like the fact that the Amsoil filters are cleanable, good for something like 100K, and don't require oiling, etc which is truly a PITA. Just blow them out and you're back up and running.
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